April TBR | Bringing back the O.W.Ls again

April TBR | Bringing back the O.W.Ls again

I had not been intending to join in with the O.W.Ls readathon again this year, in fact, I had entirely forgotten about it until I saw Alexa’s readathon TBR post. I deliberated whether I would take part or not as I already had other plans but I was convinced by the amazing new set up of the readathon, particularly the introduction of the Wizarding Careers booklet which you can check out here! Major props to the creator, Book Roast, for creating such a brilliant event that successfully drew me back.

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Down the TBR Hole | #2

Down the TBR Hole | #2

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

Welcome to the second instalment of Down the TBR Hole! I can’t believe I went for so long thinking that it really wasn’t for me and that I had my TBR all under control myself, clearly I was deluded because my TBR keeps expanding no matter how many books I read! I found my first go at Down the TBR Hole incredibly useful so I’m back to knock a few more old books off my list.

How it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 books)
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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Top 10 Tuesday | A Love Letter to All the Owned Books I Still Haven’t Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag that was run by The Broke and the Bookish but has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week she provides a different bookish theme those deep-seated desires to list! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Backlist Books I Own & Still Need to Read –

Now, this is a TTT prompt I can really get behind because, like most of you, my owned TBR list is RIDICULOUS. I try really hard to not let it get too out of control but even so my evergrowing book hoard is reaching a new level. As we’re showing some love to backlist books this week all of the books featured below are ones that were released prior to 2018, physical books that I own, and a combination of ones I’m most excited to read as well as those that have been here since the dawn of time.

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Book Tag | Ramadan Readathon

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With only 10 days left of Ramadan, I wanted to do something Ramadan themed and this book tag created by Amna @ YA Book Corner is perfect.

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MIRRORS AND WINDOWS

Name a book that you felt represented you or that you were able to relate to.

As a non-Muslim, I’m answering this question about other aspects of my identity. Unfortunately, I have never come across a book that I feel has represented me or that I related to as a trans person (yet). However, Starfish was amazing to read as the anxiety rep in it is so bang on (thanks Akemi <3) and Failure to Communicate rendered me speechless with its Autism rep (specifically autistic female rep). Both of these books are so important to me.

 

MY MUSLIM HERO/HEROINE

Name your favorite Muslim character and explain why.

I feel really awful but honestly, I cannot think of one? Shamefully I haven’t read a lot of books with Muslim characters in and this is definitely something I want to rectify going forwards </3

 

PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE

Name your most anticipated read by a Muslim author.

 

MUSLIM SCRIBE

Name your favorite Muslim author

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THE MUSLIM SHELF

Recommend one book by a Muslim author that everyone should read.

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Me and my partner are reading this together for the Ramadan Readathon and are enjoying it so much. Zarqa writes with so much humor and honesty that this book is like a breath of fresh air in terms of memoirs. So far we’ve journeyed with Zarqa all the way to Mecca for hajj, followed her first steps into journalism and film, witnessed the battle with her mother over what to name her children, and thoroughly messed up Muslim summer camp. It’s been really nice to read a book that is teaching me a lot about being Muslim and being raised in a Muslim family but is also really funny at the same time.

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Hope everyone’s Ramadan Readathon (and Ramadan if you’re doing it) is going great ❤


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